Avalyn focuses her practice on environmental litigation, government relations, and regulatory compliance. She has more than twenty years’ experience working in the environmental sector, including in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Prior to joining PLG in 2020, Avalyn spent five years working as a litigator at Portland-based firms.
Avalyn has significant experience handling environmental issues in the government and nonprofit sectors. She worked as an aide to Louisiana’s Governor in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill, and a law clerk to a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She has also served as an environmental aide to an Oregon congressman and a government relations associate for The Nature Conservancy. Avalyn graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A.) and Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D).
Outside of the office, Avalyn volunteers her time with the Elakha Alliance, an organization dedicated to restoring the sea otter to Oregon’s coast, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Oregon State Bar. She also enjoys spending as much time in nature as possible with her two young daughters.